Many societal-scale trends are driving a critical need for electric power conversion systems that are more granular and more ubiquitous. For instance, the integration of solar and wind resources into our electric grid will require millions of efficient and extremely robust power converters. Similarly, emerging autonomous electric vehicles contain dozens of powered modules, including LIDAR sensors, GPUs, and cameras, that can consume quantities of power that are nearly equivalent to the amount of power needed to move the vehicle! Analogous trends are evident across many technology domains, including data center power delivery, power management in mobile phones, and electrification for emerging regions.
The goal of my research is to develop power electronics that are optimally designed from the ground up to seamlessly operate in such power converter-dominated systems. I focus on both power electronics circuit architectures and also system-level control and optimization techniques towards this end. My work aims to demonstrate a new class of power electronics that can naturally coordinate and can facilitate scalable, modular, and resilient systems for a variety of important applications.
Some of my ongoing efforts/interests are listed here:
If you are a Stanford student interested in working on or learning about any of these areas, or have an idea of your own, feel free to email me.